When Your Teenager Has a Dual Diagnosis

2018-11-14T09:38:07+00:00Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health|

A dual diagnosis, also called a co-occurring disorder, is a term ascribed to someone who simultaneously has a substance abuse disorder and a mental illness. As of 2014, nearly eight million adults had a dual diagnosis. Although multiple conditions are present in a dual diagnosis, one condition might be more severe than the other. [...]

How Does Teen Moodiness Differ from Adolescent Depression?

2017-06-06T00:43:53+00:00Depression, Dual Diagnosis, Mental Health|

There are, sadly, many mental diseases that affect people from all walks of life. But one of the most debilitating, and even life threatening, is depression. We all know what depression is, but some of us have the tendency to confuse the serious condition of depression with ordinary moodiness. And one case in which [...]